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1879 - According to an experiment made with potatoes and corn last season, by Mr. S. B. West, of Columbia, Conn., and reported in the Ohio Farmer

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by William H. Yeomans, the butt-ends of potatoes, and the kernels of corn from the butt-ends of the ears, each produced crops that were materially better than where the opposite course was pursued. In the case of the potatoes, the stalks from the butt-ends were much the larger and more forward at the first hoeing. The increase in the corn was some 20 per cent. in favor of the butt-end kernels. Of course, repeated experiments are necessary to settle a question of this character.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 3, 1879

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